Archive for September 20th, 2015

Table Ban ki Moon report & OHCHR report on Sri Lanka in the UN General Assembly / UN Security Council

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge Two international probes have been held against Sri Lanka vis a vis the final phase of the conflict. If both international probes with international experts claim that war crimes have been committed by Sri Lanka why is there any need for a third international investigation or a domestic hybrid investigation with international […]

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The UNHRC Report: Consequence and challenges

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

By Prof. G. L. Peiris Courtesy Island   United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein holds a press conference on Sri Lanka at the UN Office in Geneva on September 16, 2015. The United Nations detailed horrific abuses committed in Sri Lanka’s civil conflict, including the disappearance of tens of thousands of […]

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Govt. asks UN, US to allow it to conduct domestic probe sans hybrid court

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

By Jayasuriya Udukumbura and Percy Kuruneru  Courtesy Island The government had requested the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and US State Department to allow it to conduct a domestic war crimes probe instead of setting up a hybrid court with international judges, Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday. The government had […]

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ශ්රී ලංකාවේ ස්වාධීනත්වය කෙළසන එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කඩකිරීම් වාර්තාව සම්බන්ධවයි

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි මෙ වනවිට, ශ්රී ලංකාව සම්බන්ධව, එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසම විසින් වාර්තාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. මේ කොමිසම සොයා බලා ඇත්තේ, ශ්රී ලංකාව තුල සිදුවෙන සියලුම ආකාරයේ මානව හිමිකම් කඩ කිරීම් සම්බන්ධව නොව, පසුගිය කාලයේ, පැවති ත්රස්තවාදයට එරෙහිව ගෙනගිය සටනේදී සිදුකරන ලද මානව හිමිකම් කඩ කිරීම් සම්බන්ධව බව ප්රකාශිතය. තවද, 1972 සෙප්තැම්බර් මස […]

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US Draft Resolution Wants Demilitarization Of The North & East

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

By Dayan Jayatilleka The US draft resolution, or should I say the US-UK draft resolution, attempts to get Sri Lanka to agree to something that the world’s deadliest terrorist militia failed to do in thirty years of war, studded with suicide bombing. It tries to get us to agree to what a 70,000 strong contingent of […]

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HALF TRUTHS ABOUT PAKISTAN

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

ALI SUKHANVER Everyone knows that Pakistan has the best military skill and talent supported by a vast range of nuclear weapons but in spite of all these realities, in the few past years our enemies succeeded in spreading an artificial air of disappointment and despair among the nation regarding the abilities of the Armed Forces […]

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It’s now Dalits vs. non-Dalits in Tamil Nadu

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Courtesy The Hindu  They account for 21 per cent of Tamil Nadu’s population, and the Socio-economic and Caste Census has now found that Dalit households in rural Tamil Nadu touch 25.55 per cent. However, Dalits in the State continue to be at the receiving end; and there seems to be no let-up in atrocities […]

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Atrocities Against Dalits High in Tamil Nadu, Claims NCSC

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

By Express News Service Courtesy The New Indian Express CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu figures among the top five States where a high number of cases of atrocities against Dalits have been reported in recent years, according to National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Chairman P L Punia. Statistics show that since 2011, as many as 213 people […]

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Insight to Indian thinking of annexation

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

While all Indian politicians of post independence follow their pre independance kings dream of annexing Sri Lanka as part of Maha Bharath no regime has been more explicit and determined than the current BJP Modhi is staunch Hindu Nationalist, he has never denied the BJP instigated Muslim riots during his time as Chief Minister in […]

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